Projects

Midgell River salmon habitat rehabilitation, protection, and conservation, phase II

Recipient: Abegweit Conservation Society
Approved Amount: $22,591

The project will continue to maintain control over beaver impacts. Activities will include the hiring of a trapper and restoration methods tailored to address habitat degradation. The focus of habitat work in 2018 will be on a tributary entering from the west 1.24 km upstream of Pius MacDonald’s Pond. This tributary has over 40 beaver dams, mostly inactive, on 3.5 km of stream. Efforts will be made to establish a 60-metre greenbelt along all government owned properties along the river.
A new/pilot activity for 2018 will be the installation of a fish trap in the fish ladder at Pius MacDonald Pond. An old fish trap on the bank of the river just above the head of tide will be refurbished and made operable for the fall of 2018 with the intent of PIT tagging adult salmon. The plan is to install at least one receiver array to monitor fish movements and habitat usage.
Contact: Rebecca Hersom-Petersen, 902-969-3927, bpetersen@abegweit.ca